Top reasons to choose Findmypast

Join Findmypast and you’ll gain access to our ever-expanding collections of over 2 billion historical records from around the world, including US censuses from as far back as 1790, the largest collection of Irish records anywhere online, and US military records from the Revolutionary War up to World War II. In addition, you’ll be able to explore millions of newspaper pages from as long ago as 1710. With more records being added every week, there really has never been a better time to bring your past to life with Findmypast.

Exclusive family history records and newspapers only found on our site

We offer more than 1,000 exclusive collections on that you will not find online anywhere else. For example:

Rapidly expanding U.S. and Canadian records and newspaper archives

We have added more than 30 million records to findmypast in the past year and will continue to add more core and rare U.S. records and Canadian family history. Our U.S. and World newspapers cover 21 countries, all 50 states and Canada.

One billion records from the British Isles

We have a treasure chest of records from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland. If you are a sleuth you may even find our record dating back to 850AD. This collection is being added to constantly. 

Explore our extensive records from Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands and Papua New Guinea.

Find ancestors you won't find on other sites

At Findmypast, we partner with societies and provide superior indexing in order to give you the most accurate search results to simply find your ancestors. Our search filters narrow your results saving time and resulting in more find for your family tree.

If you are a society member who is interested in working with us, please see our societies page.

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Findmypast is the only site in the U.S. that offers you to view records with credits through our pay as you go option. With PayAsYouGo credits, you decide which records you want to purchase without the commitment. It's always free to search our site and see what records you need.

Once you decide to upgrade to a one month, six month or one year subscription, you have unlimited access to all records in the package of your choosing.

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At Findmypast we are constantly developing tools to improve our search and family tree, which will make discovering your family history easier than ever before.

Create, maintain and organize your online family tree for free using advanced tools while connect with a global, online community of family history experts.

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